We’ve all had our bad days on cam (and weeks, and even months), but how do you know when to throw in the towel? When things are not going well on cam money-wise, do you try harder or do you quit?
I think that you have two options when things are not going well and you become disheartened, frustrated, and upset.
Option 1: Change Something!
You either try CHANGE UP your approach to camming, sign up to another cam site, or subscription site, or do another major change such as those.
The fact is, if you’ve been doing the same thing and it hasn’t been working, it’s unlikely it will. (Unless you get lucky, and a high tipper notices you and showers you in tokens). You have to look at what you’ve been doing on cam and see if there are areas that are majorly lacking. A simple fix may be in order, such as updating your equipment (webcam, laptop, lights – more important to looking good on cam than you’d think!), as well as your cam room. If you’ve got all the right tools, but still can’t seem to make money on cam, it might be that the site you’re on is not suited best for your needs. If you’re shy and prefer to be a non-mode cammodel (a “tease” model), then a site like Chaturbate might not work for you, because there is an emphasis on pretty sexual private and public shows.
You might benefit from a site like Myfreecams OR a subscription site like OnlyFans where you’re not required to be overly sexual. In fact, many camgirls have moved to OnlyFans, AVN Stars, etc, because of the flexibility these sites offer, and the fact that you don’t need to come up with complicated show ideas and spend hours of your time on cam. It’s worth trying them out if you feel burnt out on cam and are not getting enough interaction from tippers. A lot of girls make on OF much more money than the ever did as camgirls!
However, if you actually enjoy the live interaction of camming, it might be that you need to look into other cam sites. See my list of best ones here. Try to assess what may be going on with your approach to camming. Maybe you’re not being quite yourself and the viewers are picking up on that, or maybe you need to create a character or persona that you will be on cam, and that is what will make it fun for you.
Viewers can see when you’re genuinely enjoying yourself and when you’re not, and that you’re just going through the motions. If you’re unhappy, feeling negative, or frustrated, you might lash out at people and drive them away even more. Members tend to come to cam sites for entertainment and lightheartedness, a place to get away from their problems and the daily grind. If it seems like you cannot do it, and being on cam is a drag leaving you more and more dissatisfied and frustrated, maybe it’s time to look into Option 2.
Option 2: Quit Camming
So, you tried your hand at camming and you’ve tried OnlyFans or a similar fanclub platform, and things have not gone well. You are not alone. Most camgirls will quit within the first month of camming, so if you’ve stuck it out for more than a month – good job! You gave it a fair try, and it may be that adult industry is not for you, and that you prefer to interact person-to-person, or want to use one of your other skills and talents. Remember, even if you “make it” as a camgirl, the career in the adult industry is quite short-lived, so you’ll either need to save most of your earnings, or look for a way to branch out and leave for another opportunity. (See my post on it here).
There is no shame in quitting, and it’s better to quit than to continue sticking it out and hurting yourself in the process. You might start feeling isolated and depressed and use drugs/alcohol to deal with the painful experiences on cam. Don’t exploit yourself just so you can get some “easy money”, because this money is definitely not easy and can really crush your self-esteem and self-confidence. It’s better to find a lower-paying, but a stable “vanilla” job that you can count on, versus a high risk-high reward one that might never pan out.
Whatever you decide to do, make sure you’re not hurting yourself in the process and that you’re being as true to yourself as possible. Good luck!